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Old 11-10-2013, 07:26 PM   #1
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Northville-Placid Trail, Oct 1 - Oct 7, 2013 (No trip report, just photos)

I through hiked the NPT in early October, finishing the 122 miles between Benson and Averyville in 7 days. I took lots and lots of photos along the way; you can view them here:

I don't have time to write a detailed trip report (especially not one for a trip of this magnitude), but here's a quick summary for those who are interested:

Day 1: Benson to Piseco (25 miles)
Day 2: Piseco to Cedar Lakes LT #1 (20 miles)
Day 3: Cedar Lakes to O'Neil Flow LT (25 miles)
Day 4: O'Neil Flow LT to Hidden Cove LT (14 miles)
Day 5: Hidden Cove LT to Cold River LT #3 (10 miles)
Day 6: Cold River LT #3 to Moose Pond LT (16 miles)
Day 7: Moose Pond LT to Averyville (8 Miles)

Obviously, I got off to a speedy start. I definitely could have kept it up if I wanted to, but I slowed down mainly to snag a few lean-tos I'd not camped in yet, and partially because the weather took a turn for the worse during the second half of my trip.

My total pack weight was 43 pounds, 13 pounds of food and 30 pounds of gear. I did not do any re-supplies or food drops, as it was kind of a spur of the moment decision to hike the trail and I didn't have time to plan anything like that out. I also was carrying 8 days worth of food, as I'd originally planned to do the trail in 8 days, but was able to finish a day early. I definitely noticed the pack weight at first, but after about 2 or 3 days, it no longer bothered me (plus I was losing nearly 2 pounds of food per day). It also helped, I'm sure, that I lost 8 pounds of body weight while hiking the trail.
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